Air Canada is betting big on Cabo as it continues to expand the number of flights it offers as a whole.
The airline has had great success with its current Cabo routes, primarily from its Vancouver hub and Toronto. Now it’s launching a new flight from Montreal to the Mexican Pacific.
As previously stated, Air Canada is adding a large number of flights to their schedule over the next few months. The airline is expecting to grow its passenger capacity by 11% through the end of 2023.
This not only shows that the airline has fully recovered from the COVID crisis but also indicates that it understands that Cabo is one of the destinations that’s growing in demand amongst Canadian travelers.
Flights From Vancouver To Cabo
The executive vice president of Air Canada talked about this increase in the number of flights that the airline is undertaking saying,
“We are seeing strong, ongoing interest for winter leisure travel, and as the leading carrier from Canada to popular sun destinations with up to 683 weekly flights planned this winter, we are thrilled to add exciting new services from Toronto and Montreal to the Caribbean and Mexico and significant increases from our Vancouver hub in response to pent up demand.”
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Flights from Vancouver to Cabo are going to increase from 3 flights a week to 5. That could help lower some of the prices that the airline is currently demanding for their flights.
Also, most of the trips that the airline offers to cover this route are not direct flights. That could also change with the increase in the number of flights that the company will operate.
Toronto Flights Set To Remain The Same
Currently, the airline operates 3 flights a week from Toronto (YYZ) to the airport in San Jose del Cabo. Those flights take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
It’s important to point out that perhaps due to the increase in the number of flights that Air Canada is set to operate, tickets for some of their upcoming flights aren’t shown to be available.
That could potentially be a sign that the company is updating their own system. Oddly enough, this can be a bigger issue for people who are looking to book a flight in the upcoming months.
Since the flights that should be taking place within the next few weeks are the ones that don’t seem to be on sale online at the moment.
The New Montreal Flights Are Going To Go Through A Trial Run
December first is set to be the date for the start of flights from Montreal to Los Cabos operated by Air Canada. This new flight is touted as a “seasonal flight” that’s going to operate over the winter months. These are typically some of the busiest months for tourism in Los Cabos.
It’s likely that if demand is consistent, the Montreal flight to Cabo on Fridays will remain in Air Canada’s lineup.
Why It Could Make Sense To Fly Air Canada To Cabo Over Other Options
Air Canada is facing intense competition in some of their popular routes to Los Cabos, particularly from low-cost airlines such as WestJet. WestJet operates daily flights in the Vancouver-Los Cabos route.
For the most part, tickets on these flights are going to be considerably cheaper than flying the same route on Air Canada.
What Air Canada seems to be counting on though is their superior service and how that can help them lure in higher-end customers. Air Canada does offer business class tickets on most of the flights that it operates to Los Cabos. That is not something that’s typically not offered by low-cost carriers.
With Los Cabos authorities openly saying that they’re focusing their attention on premium tourism, it seems Air Canada executives feel that they can best serve that particular type of tourist. That’s potentially one of the main reasons why they are increasing their number of flights to Cabo.
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